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the whole thing. like the crew of apollo 8, who took this picture commonly known as earth rise from the window of the craft as they operatored the moon in 1968. unfortunately, nearly half the earth was in shadow. an unmanned soviet spacecraft called zan 7 got this shot during a lunar fly buy. i guess you would call that a gibbon thes earth. fully lit by the sun. it is probably a shot you have seen so often you don't think how amazing it is. it was nicknamed the blue marble and it was taken by one of the astronaut astronauts on board, apollo 17. apollo 17 launched 40 years ago today, december 17, 1972. it was a night launch, aiming for littoral valley. gene certain non, harrison jack schmidt and ron evans aboard. apollo 17 launched at night, and when they landed three days later, the sun was behind them. and so that particular launch trajectory put a fully formed beautifully lit earth in the window of the command module at a time when the astronauts really should have been too busy to look at it. here is how al rainer, who could wrote the movie apollo 13 describes what happened. quot
since the last mission lifted off for the moon. apollo 15's moon walker sits down with me next. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. alisyn: several people reportedly hurt on japan's coast after a powerful 7.3 quake hits the same region defend stated by last year's quake and tsunami. today's quake triggered small waves. but there are no reports of heavy damage there. a tsunami warning issues earlier has since been canceled. their is new reaction from the royal family to that apparent suicide of a nurse who was duped by two deejays looking to prank call the duchess of cambridge. a sydney-based radio station called the hospital where the differences was being treated for acute morning sickness. they preterngded to queen elizabeth and they tricked the nurse to transferring them to the private nurse who cave out sensitive information. >> what was being treated even by prince charles yesterday as a bit of a joke has turned today into a deep tragedy. 10 hours or so ago p
person to do that. he is the commander of a apollo 17 and the last ever made on the moon's surface leaving a special legacy for america's space program. joining us live. captain eugene cernan and last man to walk on the moon. i can't tell you how excited i was to talk to you today. thank you for joining us. >> you are welcome heather. you might have guessed i had no requests for auditions. >> heather: did you plan ahead what you were going sing and what you were going to do? >> no, we didn't. we plan ahead all we're going to from a scientific, but everything else you heard from most of these missions, your reaction to the environment and reaction to things. even things that were said when we left the moon, they come to you because of what you are confronted with. >> heather: explain to us. take us all back there that moment when you first stepped foot on the to the moon surface. what did you see and what did it feel like? >> well, heather, my first step was mine. no matter what a lot of people want to believe, it can never be taken away from me. the fact of life there were other pe
. god's speed to apollo 17. >> tomorrow night don't miss fox news report fly me to the moon hosted by neil cavuto. >>> tonight a professional football player is dead another one charged with a shooting. the latest on fox top story when we come back. initiated. neural speeds increasing to 4g lte. brain upgrading to a quad-core processor. predictive intelligence with google now complete. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. >> tonight marks the first night of hanukkah. the story of hanukkah dates back thousands of girls when a small group known as the maccabees fought a war and won. when they returned to jerusalem there was only enough oil to burn the temple lamp for one night. by some miracle it burned for 8 years. the
to apollo 17. >> i'm convinced that the space program will come back. >> the country needs to have something to look forward to, to look up to, to be proud of. >> what can we do in ten thousand years? look how far we went in 70 years. my grandmother on a farm in michigan had a ring telephone, no electricity, an out house and she walked the first guy walk on the moon. >> i'd like to see the next generation leave footprints like we left on the moon, and i hope that that happens. bill: you're going to love this show. it looks even better in hd. they didn't have that 40 years ago, did they. captain gene cernan former nasa astronaut with us now. n her, il by the way is hosting this. traveled all over the country to conduct these interviews. it's great to have you. gene, i just want you to tell our audience, if you can, what you want them to understand about what was done then, four decades ago. >> all right. you know, this -- today, as a matter of fact, bill, is the launch date 40 years ago, and in a week it will be 40 years since those final steps, and what i really want to have happen, we've go
thought to myself, why me? why didn't i go on apollo 12 or wait to apollo 14. for a little while i couldn't believe what was happening and then all of a sudden i said, well it is me and it is now. so what's next? jon: jim lovell, one of my all-time heroes. you can catch the entire documentary, fox news reporting, fly me to the moon, airing this sunday 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on fox news channel. heather: i will definitely tune in for that. that is a good one. you heard of pacemakers for the heart but how about one for the brain? a promises new break through offering hope to alzheimer's patients. >>> plus how do you like your cup of joe? these elephants help make one of the world's most exotic coffees. 50 bucks a serving. the coffee beans, that's a whole different story. stay tuned. ligations, but oblig. ligations, but oblig. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock.
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